WASHINGTON (WJZ) — Maryland Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin have introduced a bill to make sure ROTC members who die before their first assignment still get death benefits.

The bill is in recognition of Lt. Richard Collins III, a Bowie State University student who was stabbed to death in College Park two years ago.

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The Memorial Act would give life insurance to ROTC graduates and give their families access to other assistance.

Prosecutors have said racist memes and other items on 24-year-old Sean Urbanski’s phone and social media accounts indicate he killed Collins because he was black.

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